Trevor Churchley

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The 2 Subtle Reasons Why You Didn't Get the Job, as Revealed by a New Study

Job interviews are difficult affairs to navigate. Some do it better than others.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Being rejected is even worse than being on the receiving end of an angry tweet from the president.<p>You walked into …

Career Development

Gig economy stalwart TaskRabbit is contemplating a sale

One of the earliest and most prominent startups of the so-called “sharing economy” or “gig economy” is evaluating the possibility of selling itself. As reported by Recode, freelance work marketplace TaskRabbit acknowledged that it is contemplating a sale after receiving inbound interest from a …

startups

Natural wonders to visit before they’re gone for good

But after Malta’s Azure Window collapsed into the sea last month, we have to admit that not all of these wonders will be around forever.<p>From the Dead …

This simple maths equation could change your life

Luckily there is an actual solution to these dilemmas, and if you follow it, chances are you’ll end up making better decisions and lead a better life.<p>…

Scott Morrison

21 life-saving facts that everyone should know

But life can also throw situations at us that we don't have a quick, handy response for.<p>Commenters in a recent Quora thread about life-saving facts offered their best tips, which are easy to remember and could have a huge effect if you ever find yourself in a dangerous situation.<p>You might want to …

When FinTech meets the Internet of Things

Posted at 21:56h in FinTech, Internet of Things by Giulio Coraggio<p>The Internet of Things and FinTech are among the fastest growing markets, but their …

Financial Services

Having Excellent Problem Solving Skills Can Make You More Successful, These Are Steps You Should Follow

<b>So what are the causes of poor problem solving?</b><p>Problem solving is just like other skills we need to master in life. To be good at it, we need to …

Spotify killed the epic instrumental intro

Nowadays, skipping to the next song on streaming services like Spotify and Pandora is easy—too easy.<p>Intros to songs averaged about 20 seconds in the …

Music

Secrets to Avoiding the 'Typical Millennial' Label

Don't let your millennial status dictate your worth. Show employers you break the mold with these tips.<p>If you're a millennial, then you're probably tired of fighting all the negative stereotypes about who you are, what your work ethic is like, and what you're capable of accomplishing.<p>I would know, …

Employment

How corporate innovation centers make companies competitive

One of the most famous advertisements in history, the “Kodak Moment,” symbolized much more than a brand. It was a mantra of life, one that united pictures, memories, and nostalgia.<p>The new “Kodak Moment” is that moment when executives miss how customers and markets are shifting in favor of …

Innovation

If Humble People Make the Best Leaders, Why Do We Fall for Charismatic Narcissists?

The research is clear: when we choose humble, unassuming people as our leaders, the world around us becomes a better place.<p>Humble leaders improve the performance of a company in the long run because they create more collaborative environments. They have a balanced view of themselves – both their …

Leadership

Why Data Engineers Are the New Power Player

Data is a company's most valuable asset next to people and infrastructure. It's about time we elevate the role of the person managing this data: the data engineer.<p>Data engineers are emerging power players that can help your organization break away from the competition. You've heard the title …

Big Data

12 Movies Worth the Haul to the Multiplex in April 2017

The load gets a little lighter this month after a blockbuster-filled March.<p>March was such an enormous month for blockbusters–thanks to <i>Logan</i>, <i>Kong: Skull Island</i>, <i>Beauty and the Beast</i>, and yes, even <i>Power Rangers</i>–that it's somewhat surprising to find April a bit light on the tentpole-franchise releases. …

Five Easy Ways To Calm Your Nerves Five Minutes Before Your Job Interview

You can shake your anxiety and get into the right headspace, even when you’re pressed for time.<p>Let’s face it—no one likes to be judged. But like it or not, that is exactly what a job interview is: a judgment zone. It’s also your chance to show that you’re the right person for the job, but if you’re …

Employment

Why Twitter Should Be Applauded for Challenging Trump's Attack on Free Speech

Twitter is often criticized—and rightfully so—for some of the decisions it has made in the past, including the fact that it moved too slowly to try …

How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything

Baidu’s Andrew Ng and Singularity’s Neil Jacobstein say this time, the hype about artificial intelligence is real<p>Artificial intelligence is shaping up as the next industrial revolution, poised to rapidly reinvent business, the global economy and how people work and interact with each other.<p>Andrew …

Why Companies Need to Be Mindful of How They Are Portrayed Online

During the last couple of years, and mostly thanks to the arrival of the digital era, the importance of how companies are perceived on the internet …

Tech’s High-Stakes Arms Race: Costly Data Centers

Top three cloud-computing firms have spent $31.5 billion in 2016 on capital expenses and leases<p>Just as oil and gas companies plow billions of dollars in searching for new energy reserves, big technology companies are spending lavishly on a global footprint of sophisticated computers to run every …

Enterprise Tech

This is what the best candidates I ever interviewed had in common

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You continually make it to the interview stage, and then — crickets.<p>You have the skills to get in the door, but for …

Employment

Why This CEO Wants Job Applicants to Text Him (Before They Even Land an Interview)

Crunchbase's CEO, Jager McConnell, wants job applicants to text him directly. He believes it will help foster diversity in the company.<p>In Silicon Valley, the hiring crunch is very real. Getting technology talent to heed your job listing when opportunities abound is beyond challenging. With this in …

Startups

Ford built a baby bed that feels like it’s driving around the neighborhood

Some babies won’t sleep unless they get a nighttime cruise around the neighborhood, as many parents (my own included) can attest. That’s why Ford’s latest creation isn’t a car at all – it’s a small cot for babies called Max Motor Dreams (via CNET) that simulates a drive using sound and motion, …

LED Lighting

Facebook And Uber Reveal Secrets Of Digital Disruption

We’re all too familiar with how companies like Facebook (they don’t create any content!) and Uber (they don’t own any cars!) have disrupted their respective industries. There’s a good reason these oft-used examples of digital disruption endure – but not for the reasons you think.<p>Thankfully, the …

6 Millennials Who Quit Their Day Jobs Share How They Did It

From CEO to freelance writer, see how these entrepreneurs bucked the trend and bet on themselves.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many full-time employees, millennials in particular, joining the gig economy is an alluring prospect. Understandably so.<p>Being a …

Entrepreneurship

Three Questions I Ask Every Job Candidate To Test Their Soft Skills

If you don’t know how to probe for soft skills, you’ll never find them.<p>So-called “soft skills,” by many accounts, are in high demand and short supply. But one of the reasons why things like communication, critical thinking, attention to detail, and the like seem so hard to find among job candidates …

Employment

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy

Make no mistake: We're still probably at least a decade away from any kind of meaningful shift away from the smartphone. (And if we're all cyborgs by 2027, I'll happily eat my words. Assuming we're still eating at all, I guess.)<p>Yet, piece by piece, the groundwork for the eventual demise of the …

How To Answer Six Tricky Interview Questions

Here are six of the trickiest and most annoying interview questions, along with sample answers to inspire you.<p>If you hear all six of these brainless and done-to-death questions on the same interview, you may conclude that the organization does not deserve you!<p><b>Why do you want this job?</b><p>This is a dumb …

Want to Build The Best Teams? Science Says You Need These 2 Types of Diversity

Diversity is no longer limited to age, gender, or race. The best-performing teams also represent diversity in non-visible ways too.<p>When we think of diversity, the first aspects that come to mind are age, gender, race, and other visible characteristics. Over the years, many people have believed that …

perceive

The State Of Digital Transformation In Banking And Financial Services

Digital business platform provider Avoka has released its second annual <i>State of Digital Sales in Banking</i> study that measures the digital account opening capabilities of the 32 largest banks in North America, Europe and Australia. The report ranks and compares the digital customer acquisition …

Microsoft launches ‘Who’s In,’ a social event planning app for iMessage

Microsoft’s name isn’t exactly synonymous with social networking, though that hasn’t stopped the company from finding angles into this space – generally, with more of a focus on the business side of socializing, as with its LinkedIn and Yammer acquisitions. It’s own efforts in social, meanwhile, …

Apps